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GC3 Webinars

The GC3 hosts webinars on topics of interest to the members. Presentations given as part of these webinars are available below.

Upcoming Webinars


Advancing Green Chemistry Through Business to University Partnerships: Lessons from BASF

Thursday, March 26, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Businesses who are moving green chemistry forward seek out partnerships with governments, non-profit organizations, and universities to help them develop new innovations, find new hires with green chemistry expertise, identify safer alternatives, and more. In this webinar, Chris Hewitt of BASF will talk about that company’s approach and experience seeking out and developing partnerships with universities. Based on his own experience, he will touch on the why’s and how’s of business to university partnerships, provide examples of outcomes, and offer advice to other companies interested in working with universities, and to universities interested in working with businesses.

Speaker: CHRIS HEWITT, Science Relations Manager, North America for BASF



GC3 Green Chemistry Education Series:  The Role of Policy in Green Chemistry Research and Adoption

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Corporate and public policies play an important role in driving green chemistry innovation and adoption.  Policies that range from research and development, education, tax and investment incentives to purchasing preferences and regulations at the state, federal, and international levels can all positively or possibly negatively impact demand for and supply of green chemistry alternatives.  Corporate sustainability and innovation policies, often motivated by external factors, can drive investment and build a culture of product stewardship within the firm.  It is important that material designers, chemists, and business managers within firms understand the role of policy in accelerating green chemistry.  This webinar will provide an overview of the range of policies that can affect chemical design and product development and adoption and outline how policy affects research and developing at a major chemical manufacturer.

, Director of Green Chemistry and Commerce Council, Associate Professor of Environmental Health UMASS Lowell
ROBERT GIRAUD, Principal Consultant, Environmental Engineering, DuPont Company



Past Webinars


Training and Incentivizing Merchants to Purchase Sustainable Products - Three Perspectives

Wednesday, February 4,  2015

Jason Pearson, Executive Director, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Larry Garcia, Senior Environmental Analyst, Seattle City Light
Rob Kaplan, Sustainability Director, Walmart


Tools to Help Retailers Source and Sell Safer Products: RILA Webinar

August 7, 2013

– Roger McFadden, Senior Scientist, VP, Staples
– Sally Edwards, Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
– Joel Tickner, Director, GC3


The Guide to Safer Chemicals: How Retailers Can Improve Chemicals Management

December 10, 2012

– Mark Rossi, Co–Director of Clean Production Action


The Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides: What Retailers Need to Know

September 12, 2012

– Laura Koss, Senior Attorney, Federal Trade Commission


The Boots UK Story: How a British Retailer is Moving Beyond Compliance and Leading the Way in Reducing Toxic Chemicals in its Products

April 5, 2012

– Stephen Johnson, Head Of Quality & Technical Policy, Boots, UK


The Making and Marketing of Greener Products

January 11, 2012

– Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director of Product Stewardship and Green Marketing, Johnson & Johnson



In Pursuit of Green Chemistry: Perspectives on Careers in Industry

March 11, 2015

- Julian Silverman, Graduate Researcher, NESSE member
- Cory Robertson, Environmental Chemist, HP
- Drummond Lawson, Environmental Chemist, Arcteryx
- Kristi Budzinski, Green Chemistry/BioPharma Program Manager, Genentech


Building Market Share for Green Products

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

- Steve Davies, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, NatureWorks
- Saskia Van Gendt Captain Planet, Method
- Charlie Forslund, Principal, Material Innovation Exploration, Steelcase


GC3 Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: Introduction To Green Engineering

July 29, 2014

– Julie Zimmerman, Assoc. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering & Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
– Matthew Eckelman, Assistant Professor Department of Civil &Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
– Julie Schoenung, Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of California, Davis


GC3 Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry-Sustainability at the Molecular Level

April 7, 2014

– Amy Cannon, Ph.D., Executive Director, Beyond Benign
– John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC


GC3 Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: Integrating Toxicity Information into Chemical Design

March 18, 2014

- Martin J. Mulvihill, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry 
- Jakub Kostal, Chief Scientific Officer, Sustainability A to Z, LLC
- Nigel Greene, Associate Research Fellow Compound Safety Prediction Group, Pfizer


Toxicology and Why You Should Care

January 12, 2014

– Cal Baier-Anderson, Toxicologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
– Steven Gilbert, Director, Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders
– Rob Roy, Lead Toxicology Specialist, 3M Medical Department


The Value of Green Chemistry

October 10, 2013

– Helen Holder, Corporate Material Selection Manage, Hewlett-Packard Co.
Andy Shafer, Executive VP Sales and Market Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
 Tse-Sung Wu, Program Manager, Environment, Health and Safety Department, Genentech


Moving From Class Rooms to Board Rooms: Approaches to Green Chemistry Education

June 29, 2010

– Dr. Amy Cannon, Co–Founder and Executive Director, Beyond Benign


Nanotechnology and the Environment: Benefits and Risks

March 30, 2010

– Kristen Kulinowski, PhD, Director, International Council on Nanotechnology; Executive Director, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology



CEO Perspectives on Sustainability: What this Means for Green Chemistry

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

- Don Reed, Managing Director, PwC Sustainable Business Solutions


U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and its Role in Supporting Green Chemistry

December 10, 2014

- Blandine Trouille, Strategic Analyst, US Department of Commerce


Successful Industry Collaborations for Evaluating the Performance of Safer Chemical Alternatives

September 12, 2013

- Greg Morose, Research Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute


Chemical Substances in Products, Policy and Management Tools

June 21, 2011

– Paul Ellis, Quality Regulation Manager, Kingfisher PLC


Green Chemistry and Green Seal

September 22, 2009

– Christine Chase, Green Seal, Inc.



Advancing Green Chemistry Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtables Research Grant Program

December 12, 2013

– Julie Manley Guiding Green LLC & Coordinator of the ACS, Green Chemistry Institute's Pharmaceutical Roundtable


Using Crowdsourcing to Solve Green Chemistry Challenges & Create New Market Opportunities 

October 23, 2013

– Alph Bingham, Founder & Board Member, InnoCentive


Accelerating Commercialization of Green Chemistry Technologies at GreenCentre Canada

October 8, 2013

– Rui Resendes, Executive Director, GreenCentre Canada


Professor Kaichang Li: Successes and Lessons from a Serial Green Chemistry Innovator

September 17, 2013

– Kaichang Li, Professor, Oregon State University


Green Chemistry Innovation in the Chemical Industry: Venturing and Start-Ups

November 18, 2012

– Cora Leibig, Vice President of R&D, Segetis and Erik Rutten, Senior Investment Manager, DSM Venturing



Eliminating Restricted Substances in the Apparel & Footwear Supply Chain: The AFIRM Supplier Toolkit

February 28, 2013

– Nathaniel Sponsler, Manager, Product Regulations, Gap Inc.


Technology Advances Green Chemistry: Four Case Studies on how GreenWERCS has Helped Advance Safer Chemistry

September 20, 2011

– Kieran Callahan, Director, Business Development, The Wercs Ltd.



An Overview of EPA's Current Activities to Support Alternatives Assessment and Safer Chemistry

February 1, 2011

– Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Director Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA


California's Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products and their Implications for Green Chemistry

September 28, 2010

– Maziar Movassaghi, Acting Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)



Webinar Participation Details
Participation in the webinar is free to GC3 member companies. Participation information will be circulated to GC3 members over the green-innovation listserv. If you are not a GC3 member and would like to register to attend please fill out the non-member registration form for the desired webinar.

For further details please contact us.

Full webinar recordings are also available to GC3 Members.